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rsweeney

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    How would decreased venous compliance [more blood returned to heart] affect the function of the cardiac cycle in terms of preload, afterload, stroke volume, cardiac output, etc.---especially afterload. What would the PV-loop look like compared to the control loop?

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      So, in time, the increased cardiac output will increase mean arterial presure thus increase afterload. Then, when afterload incrases, the ventricle will eject less blood so end diastolic volume will rise too. Is this correct?
       
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        PV loop for someone with hypertension is taller (with increased pressure on the Y axis) but the same width (with SV on the X axis) indicating more work for the same amount of blood ejection.

        I dont have time right now to double check what your saying, I have tests this week and should be studying, but i will eventually. Or post when you get a deffinitive answer, but something looks funky with what youre saying.
         

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          Originally posted by rsweeney
          So, in time, the increased cardiac output will increase mean arterial presure thus increase afterload. Then, when afterload incrases, the ventricle will eject less blood so end diastolic volume will rise too. Is this correct?

          That is correct, although it's not a matter of "in time". An increase in cardiac output will lead to an immediate increase in mean arterial pressure, which will mean an increase in afterload and end diastolic volume. It's part of what happens when you exercise.
           
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